Terror

New Yorkers resilient in wake of Times Square explosion

On Monday morning, for the second time in 41 days, New Yorkers faced a terror attack after a man detonated an improvised explosive device in a busy Times Square subway station. Though commuters were understandably shaken, determined residents and city officials refused to let the attack interfere...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:35pm

Officials react to Lower Manhattan terror attack on social media

As details continue to emerge in Tuesday afternoon’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan, in which at least eight people were killed and at least 15 others were injured, city officials have taken to social media.  “This was a cowardly act of terror,” the mayor tweeted. “...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:22pm

#Neverforget: The most memorable quotes from the 9/11 attacks

As we look back on the fateful September morning when two hijacked planes forever changed the face of Lower Manhattan and the nation, we're haunted not only by vivid images of that day but also by words. Metro.co.uk collected some of the most memorable quotes from the 9/11 terror attack....

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:32am

Trump hasn't commented on Minnesota mosque bombing because hate crime could have been 'faked'

President Donald Trump still has not condemned the bombing of a Minnesota mosque that occurred this weekend, and one of Trump’s top advisers suggested his silence has to do with concerns the bombing could have been a faked hate crime “propagated by the left.” In an interview on...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:46pm

Flint airport attacker may have yelled 'Allahu akbar' before stabbing officer

A police officer was stabbed Wednesday morning during a possible terrorist attack at a Flint airport. The FBI is investigating the motive behind the attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. Witnesses said the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing the officer...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:04pm

Attackers bomb Iran parliament and mausoleum, at least 12 dead: Iranian media

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said. Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:05pm

CIA director's UPenn talk interupted by anti-drone protesters

Protesters at a UPenn talk by the director of the CIA repeatedly interrupted the high-ranking U.S. official before the talk was ended early.Shouting "Drones kill kids" and holding banners that read "Drone Strikes Breed Terrorism," protesters interrupted CIA director John Brennan's talk on Friday...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:55am

MBTA riders unafraid after Brussels attacks

Cities around the world stepped up security at major transit hubs in the wake of terrorist attacks Tuesday at an airport and metro station in Brussels.Boston was no different, as Logan Airport brought in an enhanced police presence and the MBTA dispatched additional uniformed officers to its...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:17am

Suspected terror plot prompts Rochester to cancel New Year's Eve fireworks

After the FBI said it arrested a New York man on terror related charges, the city of Rochester announced it was canceling its New Year's Eve fireworks.Initially, at 5:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve, the city itself tweeted a simple message, saying that the fireworks were "cancelled." A minute later, the...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:43pm

Shots fired inside North Carolina mall, SWAT team deployed: Reports

Editor's Note: This story has been updated here.Multiple outlets are reporting a shooting at a mall in North Carolina.NBC affiliate WCNC there in North Carolina reported on Twitter that "viewers are reporting shots fired inside Northlake Mall."Likewise, local station WSOCtweeted that it also...

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 12:55am

Meet Daesh, the woman who happens to share the terrorist group's name

Daesh –it's a new name the so-called Islamic State loathes to be called, so much so it has reportedly threatened to 'cut out the tongues' of anyone it hears using the title to describe the terrorist group. But what's in a name? For one ordinary woman living in Germany who goes by the appellation,...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:31pm

No evidence California attackers posted Jihad support on social media

Contrary to previous reports, the FBI "found no evidence of a posting on social media by either of them," the agency's chief told media Wednesday.FBI Chief James Comey told reporters in New York Wednesday that Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, instead expressed support for martyrdom...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:59pm

Islamic State calls for holy war against Americans, Russians in new audio message

The Islamic State has reportedly called for a holy war against the United States and Russia, Reuters reported Tuesday afternoon.The alleged threat came in an audio clip distributed by their supporters Tuesday, Reuters reported, though the file was not immediately available on the Web.RELATED:US to...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:22pm

Boston Police Captain made nightmare choice to turn in ISIS-inspired son

Having to turn in your own kid is a parent's worst nightmare. Add in allegations of ISIS-inspired terror plots and a parent on the police force and the nightmare plunges into the depths of surrealistic horror.According to the Boston Herald, this was the fate of Boston Police Capt. Robert Ciccolo...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:56am

Massachusetts man, 23, charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State

The FBI nabbed the son of a Boston police captain on the Fourth of July, and charged him with plotting an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack after he bought two pistols and two rifles from a confidential informant working with the Western Mass. Joint Terrorism Task Force.“The reasons why individuals...

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:32pm

Attack in France hits Pennsylvania-based firm, local security increased

The French gas factory where a terror attack left one dead and injured two othersearly Friday is owned by Air Products, a multi-billion dollar firm based inTrexlertown, Pennsylvania.Islamic militants rammed a car into the facility in L'Isle-d'Abeau, France. A decapitated body was found at the scene...

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:04pm

While you were sleeping: frozen meat jailbreak guard, teens should freeze sperm, dictionary gets FOMO

Good morningNew accomplice in NY jailbreak, why 18-year-olds should freeze their sperm, twerk thrusts into dictionary,and more.ANOTHER PRISON WORKER LINKED TO JAIL BREAKVeteran prison guard Gene Palmeris in the dock today on charges that he helped with the sensational escape of two murderers from...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:44pm

Boston bomber Tsarnaev apologizes

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence Wednesday at his formal death sentencing, asking, "Allah to bestow mercy upon those I killed and their families.""I am guilty of the bombing, let there be no lingering question about that," said Tsarnaev. "After the bombing, I learned the...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:42pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAs you dreamed about your next holiday, a suicide bomber attacked a major tourist site in Egypt.South Korea's PM canceled a U.S. trip as two more died from MERS, while Pakistan executed a man convicted as a teenager.As FIFA revealed that Sepp Blatter might be running the show until...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:36pm

Suicide bomber attack on ancient Karnak site in Luxor, Egypt

Reuters –A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said, in an escalation of recent attacks on tourist sites.No group immediately claimed responsibility but Islamist militants bent on...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:50pm